Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quick update...

O.M.A.C., Photoshop CS3, 10x15", 2009.

Here is the O.M.A.C. that I did a while back, finally in color.

And with just three weeks to go till the Heroes Con 2009 in Charlotte, the site has finally released our artist alley table number. That number is SP-340, so please come visit us if you are at the convention, we would love to meet you.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Animazement 2009

Superman Commission, Copic markers on bristol, 8.5x11", 2009.

Chun Li Commission, Copic markers on Stonehenge, 9x12", 2009.

Deadpool, Kid Flash, Flamethrower(GiJoe), Copic markers on bristol, 2.5x3.5", 2009

Animazement '09 table set-up and Adam.

Well as you can see this years Animazement was really successful and a lot of fun. I finished every commission that I took on and even sold out a print. I know that's not much but it was quite an accomplishment for me. I usually have to finish up commissions at home and mail them out. We also tried out a new set up for the table and it worked perfectly. Even when people were looking through the books on the table you could still see some of the prints hanging above. Probably the best set up so far. Each year we do this we seem to get more and more sales. Hopefully our Heroes Con will be even better and we can get even more exposure.
I included several blurry pictures of the commissions that I did. Wish I had a scanner to get that Chun Li image, it turned out rather nice. And I think that is the first time that I drew a decent looking Superman. I'm still trying to get used to drawing on those small sketch cards so those were not some of my favorite pieces this time around.
All in all this Animazement was the best so far and I think a lot of that had to do with changing the venue site to the Raleigh Convention Center. It had so much more space for all the people to run around and not feel so cluttered up being stuck against a wall. The artist alley was pretty much contained inside one giant ballroom which was nice being separated from all the chaos that goes on outside.

Well, I'm off to finish up a ton of work for the Heroes Con, which is in 3 weeks. I will try to post anything new as I finish up stuff. Keep checking back.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Next Stop Animazement '09...

Nightcrawler, Photoshop CS3, 11x17", 2009.

I have just few more hours before I get on the road to my next convention. If you are in Raleigh, NC this weekend, stop by the convention center for Animazement, I will be in the artist alley room with my friend Adam (check his site out). I will have prints of just about everything related to this blog available, plus I will be doing con sketches and commissions. This is one of the craziest cons I attend all year. Hope to meet some nice folks and sell some art. Please come by I would love to meet ya.

And I finally finished up the colors on this Nightcrawler that has been sitting around for a while now. Had to change up the color scheme a little bit because there was way to much pink and purple for my taste. I tried out a green and orange glow for the bamf smoke and it stuck so I'm quite pleased with it now. Keep checking back for more updates because Heroes Con is just around the corner and I still have a lot of work to be finished.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wolverine sketchcard

Copic markers on bristol sketch card, 2.5x3.5", 2009.

Well, I decided to go ahead and finish that Wolverine sketch card I started at the con.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hickory Con

Copic markers on bristol sketch cards. 2.5x3.5", 2009.

I had a great time at the Hickory Con this past Saturday. Met some cool artist and got to hang out with ones that I knew from previous cons. I tried my hand at doing some of these sketch card commissions for folks this con. I've never done them before and was curious to see if people would like them. I was working on a Wolverine to show as an example and before I could finish it people were already asking me to do them one. I posted three that I got pictures of before I gave them out (sorry for the blurriness). They are pretty tiny to draw detail stuff so I might keep them to just close ups and busts. But this is something that I will defiantly try out again.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Asgardian goddess of death, Hela

Hela, Copic markers on bristol, 9x12", 2009.

As promised here is the finished piece of Hela. I tried to represent her giant stature by elongating her a bit more than a normal person. I was going for a real alien look, long and thin. Took me a while to get into the classic Walt Simonson take on some of the Asgards, but they are a lot of fun to draw. The designs are so over the top, just what comics are supposed to be like.
One more commission and then it is on to sequentials. Keep checking back.

Friday, May 1, 2009

More Commissions...

Hela, Blue pencil on bristol, 9x12", 2009.

Here is a new commission I am working on. This is the death goddess Hela from the Marvel comics Thor series. Just finished up the pencils now on to inks and color.